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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By chap52
Re: Kind of new to the forum

Add your general location to your member info. Might be a car painter living next door??? Welcome back... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 694
Posted By chap52
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Here is what happen to me... Had the same set-up, including the dual 94's. Even had a new "Bubba's" Distributor. I assembled the engine myself and yet some knucklehead had installed the distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By chap52
Re: Looking for Allen Coil Tester Manual

I assume you did a web search? Lot's of links pop up when I searched; Allen Ignition Coil Tester Manual Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,735
Posted By chap52
Re: Birthday present

Hate to sound like an old fart but life has become selfish and impersonal. I believe that cell phones have added to the reason so many people do not show respect for others, or even have verbal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By chap52
Re: door pin removal

Sometimes they punch up and out with no problem. "Sometimes"... I had to drill down from the top a ways and then punch and hammer from the bottom. Tape pieces of cardboard in all the areas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By chap52
Re: Parts washer fluid

I like "Purple Power" cleans well, won't eat your hands, non-flammable, don't stink and water soluble. Available at Auto Zone and even Wal Mart.... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By chap52
Re: 59 Engine bolt torque

Try Van Pelt Sales web site, www.VanPeltSales.com Walt has lots of spec info posted for these flatheads. A great place to do business with also. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By chap52
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

Had an amp meter reading backwards. Being the genius of shade tree mechanics that I am, I declared it old and replaced it with a new re-pop one. It read backwards also??? switched the wires around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,183
Posted By chap52
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

To all those who share their lifetime of knowledge with us...THANK YOU good and faithful servants... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By chap52
Re: Possible gas leak

The gaskets seal fine and have been doing so for over 90 years. O-ring machining probably not worth the cost. IMO... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By chap52
Re: Whirring noise .. from I donít know where

The ol' broom stick ...can you still find a wooden one?
Just remember what mom said..."Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear." Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By chap52
Re: Head bolt sealant

Permatex Thread Sealer part #80632 Available on Amazon in both the 4oz jar and 6ml tube.
This is a Teflon product that I have found seals well and does not harden. . . Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By chap52
Re: Complete conversion kit ? 6v-12v

If you find comfort with a kit check out Ron Francis wiring at www.ronfrancis.com I used their wiring years ago and loved it. Color coded and sequential step by step process with diagrams. A bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By chap52
Re: What Exactly Is The Crud Jamming Our Gas Tanks?

I tasted it once, it ain't peanut brittle... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By chap52
Re: 1951 f1 coolant leaking at top pipe

Old Fords are like a forever rabbit trail. If you are bored, open the hood and chase a rabbit. While you have it in the garage or under the shade tree a good flush and radiator hose change will keep...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By chap52
Re: Prayer's for one of our fellow "Barner's".

God is still in control and I pray that His Peace will fill "J", his family and loved ones as they go through this adventure together. Thank you Lord for your comfort and peace in the storms of life...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By chap52
Re: Stromberg 97 X2

I shut them down on one of the duel 94"s letting just one carb handle idle fuel. No problems after I got the synced.. CHAP
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By chap52
Re: Leaking Holley 94 carbs

CharlieNY a contributor on this forum and a "94 Guru" use to have those machined PV's in stock.
PM him: cas5845@yahoo.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By chap52
Re: Vented or Not Vented Gas Cap

Put the cap on as is and drive it. If after awhile the engine looses power or stutters as if running out of gas, that will be a sign. Even if it runs fine when you park it slowly open the gas cap. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By chap52
Re: Steering wheel paint

Wipe it down with a good paint prep or rubbing alcohol before painting. I did not use a primer and was happy with the results of using Black VHT engine paint... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,103
Posted By chap52
Re: Head gasket?

I used composite and always smear on a very light coating of wheel bearing grease. I learned that trick when I was a young, know-it-all shade tree mechanic working on flathead V8's because it made it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,094
Posted By chap52
Re: TDC Finder

Can't count on the distributor position if it was not properly installed... Tried to time a V8 Flathead once and found that some dummy (me) had installed the distributor 180 degrees out... "Enjoy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By chap52
Re: How would you price this F1?

Welcome to the Barn... I sold a similar truck about 2 years ago. Got 20K. Also sold a 30 A last year, also with great results.
I used WeBeAutos.com who handled all the advertising, qualifying of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,090
Posted By chap52
Re: Tim to sell the old girl

I have had great success selling my cars through WeBeAutos.com They handle the advertising, qualify buyers, accept the payment help arrange pick-up or shipping and quickly wire you your funds. There...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By chap52
Re: Lowering 46 Ford 4 door

In 1962 I went to Pep Boys and they had lowering shackles for my 46 Ford Woodie. I believe in 4 or 6 inch. Had to be cheap or I wouldn't have gotten them. Simple flat iron with holes in the ends for...
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